Waste Tire Permits, Licensing, Reports, and Fees

ADEQ issues permits for collecting, processing, and disposal of waste tires. ADEQ also issues licenses to operators of waste tire processing facilities and waste tire transporters. Below are applications and reporting forms required for each permit or license. (Scroll to bottom of the page for Permit and Licensing Fee Chart.)

Waste Tire Permits

  • Collection Center Permit

    This general permit is for facilities that collect waste tires from the public, tire dealers, and other generators before the tires are shipped for recycling or disposal.

    Select the appropriate category below to find permit application forms and documents.

    General Permits and Statement of Basis Rationale

    Application Requirements:

    • Submit General Permit Notification form to ADEQ
    • (Due 30 days prior to operations with the fee of $25)
    • Waste Tire Site Notification
    • If you do not have a waste tire site, make a notation to that effect on the form, sign and date the form, and mail to ADEQ.
    • Send notification letter(s) to local fire authority identifying the collection center locations, and attach a copy to your General Permit Notification form being mailed to ADEQ.

    Submit the following documents only as needed:

    Annual Reporting

    • Collection Center Annual Report
    • This report must be completed and returned with $25 per center on or before February 28 yearly.
  • Processing Facility Permit

    A processing facility cuts, chips, grinds, or otherwise alters waste tires. An individual permit is required for facilities processing more than 500 tires in a 30-day period. Facilities processing fewer than 500 tires may seek coverage through ADEQ's general permit.

    Select the appropriate category below to find permit application forms and documents.

    Application Requirements:

    • Disclosure Statement
    • Waste Tire Processing Facility Permit
    • Waste Tire Site Notification
    • If you do not have a waste tire site, make a notation to that effect on the form, sign and date the form, and mail to ADEQ.
    • Waste Tire Processing Facility Annual Report
    • This report must be completed and returned with a $100 fee on or before February 28 yearly.

    Submit the following document only as needed:

    Application Requirements:

    • Submit General Permit Notification form to ADEQ
    • Due 30 days prior to operations with the fee of $100 per center.
    • Waste Tire Site Notification
    • If you do not have a waste tire site, make a notation to that effect on the form, sign and date the form, and mail to ADEQ.
    • Waste Tire Processing Facility Annual Report
    • This report must be completed and returned with a $100 fee on or before February 28 yearly.

    Submit the following documents only as needed:

  • Monofill Disposal Facility

    Class 3 tire landfills are subject to the criteria contained in 40 CFR 257 (which the state has also adopted), APC&EC Regulation 14, Regulation 22 and the licensing requirements of Regulation 27.

    Select the appropriate category below to find permit application forms and documents.

    Guidance Documents

    Permit Applications

    Pursuant to, Reg. 14.705 (A), no new monofills shall be permitted unless the applicant demonstrates that there is no feasible recycling alternative.

    Submit the following documents only as needed:

    Financial Assurance

    One of the following bonding instruments is required for monofills:

    Reporting Requirements

    Required by Regulation 14 and due on or before February 28 yearly

    • Waste Tire Disposal Facility Annual Report

    More Information on Class 3T Landfill permits

    Find guidance documents on the permit process and permit application forms (disclosure statement, pre-application/instructions disposal facility, and application/instructions disposal facility) in the Solid Waste Management Division’s Technical Assistance and Facility Permits Branch under Individual Permits - Class 3C, 3N, 3T Landfill information.

Waste Tire Transporter License

A transporter is a person who collects and transports 25 or more whole, used or waste tires, processed tires, or tire residuals for storage, processing, recycling, reuse, resale, or energy recovery.

Application Requirements:

  • Disclosure Statement
  • Waste Tire Site Notification
  • If you do not have a waste tire site, make a notation to that effect on the form, sign and date the form, and mail to ADEQ.
  • Waste Tire Transporter License Application
  • Submit copies of the current vehicle insurance and driver license for all drivers. (Required for all new applicants and existing transporters.)
  • Send a check or money order for fees to ADEQ.

Application Requirements:

  • Disclosure Statement
  • Waste Tire Transporter Annual Report and Renewal Application
  • (Due on or before February 28 yearly.)
  • Submit copies of the current vehicle insurance and driver license for all drivers. (Required for all new applicants and existing transporters.)
  • Send check or money order for fees to ADEQ.

Waste Tire Facility Permit and Waste Tire Transporter License Fees

  • All fees must be paid by check or money order to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
  • No refund or partial refund of fees will be made.
  • Fee payments must be submitted pursuant to APC&EC Regulation 9 and Regulation 14.
  • All applicants must provide a working telephone number, correct mailing address, and the physical address of the business.
  • Annual waste tire permit fees and licenses are due by March 1st yearly.

Waste Tire Processing Facility, Collection Center, and General Permits

Permit Fee Type
Waste Tire Processing Facility Permit $100
Waste Tire Collection Center Permit $25
Monofill Disposal Facility (Class 3T Landfill) Permit Modifications:

Capacity Increase or Major Modifications

$1,000

Permit Transfer

$1,000

Find guidance documents on the permit process and permit application forms (disclosure statement, pre-application/instructions disposal facility, and application/instructions disposal facility) in the Solid Waste Management Division’s Technical Assistance and Facility Permits Branch under Individual Permits, Class 3C, 3N, 3T Landfill information.

Find the fee schedule for the Class 3T Landfill pre-site, application, annual maintenance and post closure in the Solid Waste Management Division’s Technical Assistance and Facility Permits Branch under Permit Fee Schedule.

License Fee Type
Transporter License Fee (per vehicle and includes vehicle decal) $35
Fleet License Fee $250
Waste Tire Transporter Vehicle Decal Replacement $10